10 Best Walt Disney World Hotels

EDT May 12, 2014 37 CONNECT 6 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE Animal Kingdom Lodge is shaped into horseshoes, with many guest rooms facing out towards the savannah. (Photo: Disney) Giraffes and other exotic animals roam the savannah outside guest rooms at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. (Photo: Disney) Viewing sites give guests opportunities to get up-close looks at the wildlife. (Photo: Disney) The lobby of the Lodge follows the African theme, showcasing African art and design. (Photo: Disney) Handcrafted furnishings, rich woods and vibrant colors showcase the art of African craftsmanship throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. (Photo: Disney) Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe Disney resort, offering a concierge level and a presidential suite. (Photo: Disney) Jiko – the Cooking Place is one of three restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and offers a more formal dining room. (Photo: Disney) Boma restaurant features an open kitchen with a wood-burning grill and rotisserie. (Photo: Disney) The third, Sanaa, mixes Indian cuisine with African flavors to create something new and tasty. (Photo: Disney) The Contemporary Resort’s A-frame design still seems modern even forty years after it was built. (Photo: Disney) The monorail to the Magic Kingdom runs right through the center of the Contemporary. (Photo: Disney) Bay Lake Tower, an addition to the Contemporary, offers Disney Vacation Club villas and suites. (Photo: Disney) The Bay Lake Villas might just have the best view in all of Walt Disney World. (Photo: Disney) The California Grill at the Contemporary features a new design inspired by mid-century modern California. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) Guests dining during the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks have one of the best views of the show. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) The Grand Floridian might just be the most luxurious of all Disney resorts. (Photo: Disney) Modeled with a Victorian style, the Grand Floridian’s elegance makes it one of Disney’s most popular resorts. (Photo: Disney) Much like the Contemporary, the Grand Floridian has also introduced Disney Vacation Club Villas. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) The new Villas keep the classic Grand Floridian design, but offer suites and kitchenettes. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) Suites in the Villas can even sleep up to 12 guests. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) The Princess Tea Party at the Grand Floridian lets your child interact with their favorite princess. (Photo: Disney) And for those who prefer their characters a bit madder, there’s the Wonderland Tea Party version. (Photo: Disney) Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian is one of the finest dining experiences in all of Florida. (Photo: Disney) Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table gives guests the opportunity to be served a hand-chosen meal by the chef, while they dine in the kitchen. (Photo: Disney) Many couples choose the Grand Floridan Wedding Pavilion as the site to hold their ceremony. Glass slippers are optional. (Photo: Disney) And the Grand Floridian Senses Spa helps relax away any cares during your vacation. (Photo: Disney) The Yacht and Beach Club resorts near Epcot give the feel of a New England beach cottage. (Photo: Disney) The twin resorts offer both regular rooms and Disney Vacation Club Villas. (Photo: Disney) Epcot and the Hollywood Studios are just a short boat ride away from the Yacht and Beach Club. (Photo: Disney) Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort comes complete with a life-size shipwreck with water slides. (Photo: Todd Anderson Todd Anderson, Photographer) Stormalong Bay, unlike many other Disney pools, is only available redirected to guest of these two resorts. (Photo: Disney) The nautical theme is carried throughout the spacious rooms at the twin resorts. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, Photographer) And the Yachtsman Steakhouse has the perfectly grilled steak you’re craving, right within Yacht Club Resort. (Photo: Disney) Facing the Yacht and Beach Club is the BoardWalk resort. (Photo: Disney) The BoardWalk resort brings to life a bustling 1940s-themed waterfront. (Photo: Disney) Restaurants and night clubs line the walk, offering entertainment throughout the day. (Photo: Disney) Carnival games and performers also come out after dark, perfect for a night away from the parks. (Photo: Disney) The BoardWalk Inn’s quiet charm compliments the excitement below. (Photo: Disney) The BoardWalk also offers both Disney Vacation Club Villas as well as rooms within the BoardWalk Inn itself. (Photo: Disney) The BoardWalk is also home to a 200-foot water slide in the form of a classic wooden roller coaster. (Photo: Preston Mack Preston Mack, photographer) Lining the BoardWalk are restaurants like Kouzzina by Cat Cora. (Photo: Disney) The Flying Fish Cafe is also a favorite of many BoardWalk guests. (Photo: Disney) Saratoga Springs recreates the classic New York town’s feel in sprawling Disney Vacation Club Villas. (Photo: Disney) A horse-racing theme runs throughout the resort. (Photo: Disney) But the little Disney touches are still there, wherever you look. (Photo: Disney) And for guests looking for more relaxation, the Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs is on hand to help. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, photographer) Disney’s Wilderness Lodge was inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges. (Photo: Disney) The natural motif runs throughout the resort, even down to the pool area. (Photo: Disney) Much like Yellowstone, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a geyser that erupts perodically. (Photo: Disney) The coziness of the Lodge makes it a favorite among many Disney guests. (Photo: Disney) Family-style, all-you-care-to-eat fare is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe. (Photo: Gary Bogdon Gary Bogdon, photographer) A favorite with families, the Whispering Canyon Cafe lets kids go a bit wild themselves. (Photo: Gary Bogdon Gary Bogdon, photographer) The Treehouse Villas, technically part of Saratoga Springs, feel like a world apart. (Photo: Disney) Each Villa holds just one group of guests, and includes many of the amenities of home. (Photo: Disney) A kitchen in the Villa makes for easy family meals. (Photo: Disney) And the view from the Villas is pure nature. (Photo: Disney) Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is Disney’s newest value property, consisting primarily of family suites. (Photo: Gene Duncan, Disney) Each section of the resort is modeled after a different Disney animated movie, like “Finding Nemo.” (Photo: Matt Stroshane/Disney Matt Stroshane/Disney) Larger than life characters from the films fill the resort. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane/Disney) And the themes run through to each individual hotel room. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, Disney) Sally Carrera and Lightning McQueen invite guests to join them at the Wheel Well Motel. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) The “Cars” section of the resort offers 480 family suites alone. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Favorites from “Cars” fill the resort as well. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) And orange cone-shaped cabanas inviting guests to kick back and relax at the pool. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Comfortably sleeping six, the themed suites feature cone-imprinted carpeting and themed light fixtures and headboards. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Mufasa, Simba’s father in Disney’s “The Lion King,”stands majestically over the courtyard of the Lion King wing. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Guests at can relax on leaf-shaped chairs or kick back with the wild residents of the Pride Lands. (Photo: Kent Phillips Kent Phillips, Photographer) Surrounded by Flounder and friends, a larger-than-life Ariel overlooks “The Little Mermaid” courtyard. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Guests can become part of Ariel’s world in their bedrooms, just like the other sections of the resort. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) Just watch what you say to any mirrors on property, as you never know if they’ll be magic. (Photo: Matt Stroshane Matt Stroshane, photographer) The Polynesian Resort also includes monorail transportation to the Magic Kingdom. (Photo: Disney) An island theme floats throughout the resort, from dining to rooms to activities. (Photo: Disney) Why go to the islands when you’ve got two vacations in one at Disney World? (Photo: Disney) Ohana at the Polynesian not only serves up delicious Hawaiian food … (Photo: Disney) But also invites guests to fell the Spirit of Aloha in a luau show. (Photo: Disney) Performers put on quite the show, even inviting guests up on stage to participate. (Photo: Disney) Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries: Replay Last Slide Next Slide With 26 resorts on the Walt Disney World property run by Disney, there are plenty of options to choose from for all price ranges. It wasn’t easy, but we pared down the list to our ten favorite resorts, with something for all budgets in mind. All Disney resorts include transportation either by bus, boat or monorail to all four theme parks, Downtown Disney, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, so no matter where you stay, you’ll still be just a ride away from all the action. Animal Kingdom Lodge : Animal Kingdom gets you so up-close-and-personal with the animals that you never want to leave. Thankfully, Disney’s Imagineers built a hotel that ensures you don’t have to leave the animals behind after a day at the park.
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Disney World announces changes for re-imagined Polynesian Resort – National Disney Travel | Examiner.com

Disney's Polynesian Resort is undergoing a multi-year renovaton to become Disney's Polynesian Village. Opened in 1971, it is one of Walt Disney World's two original resort hotels.

Opened in 1971, it is one of Walt Disney World’s two original resort hotels. Photo courtesy of Disney, used with permission. Disney’s Polynesian Resort is undergoing a multi-year renovaton to become Disney’s Polynesian Village. Opened in 1971, it is one of Walt Disney World’s two original resort hotels. Photo courtesy of Disney, used with permission.
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Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” Wraps This Week | Disney Dreaming

Rowan Blanchard , who stars in the Boy Meets World spin-off series, revealed to her fans that she will be sporting waterproof mascara this week since she will be crying so much on the set of the show! Rowan posted the following note for her fans: Last week working on season 1 of Girl Meets World, waterproof mascara will be my best friend. We cant believe the first season is already done shooting! We cant wait to tune in when Girl Meets World premieres on the Disney Channel on June 27, 2014! Celebrity
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